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Moreover, he adjures his own Timothy with the gravest supplication, saying: "I implore [you] before God and Christ Jesus, who shall judge the living and the dead, and by his coming and his kingdom, preach the word!" (2 Tim.
Erasmus adjures Christian princes to "bear the image of Christ" (Complaint 56), "to hear and read that you are the likeness of God and his vicar, [and] not [to] swell with pride on this account, but rather let the fact make you all the more concerned to live up to that wonderful archetype of yours" (Education 22, my italics).
century European Court Regulation that adjures gentleman not to relieve
In an epilogue on patients' questions, he adjures seeking the reason the patient really came to the doctor, rather than just making diagnosis.
Sontag's double-barrelled focus led her to take aim at not only "the whole modern character structure of modern American man," but, more pointedly, "the 'femininity' of women and the 'masculinity' of men." These latter are "morally defective and historically obsolete conceptions." Further, she adjures that "these attitudes will change only when women free themselves from their 'nature' and start creating and inhabiting another history" (the latter three quotes from "Third World").
Rather, Jesus adjures them to seek a heavenly treasure that, although it cannot be grasped or understood by the usual human standards of success, is nonetheless indestructible.
The Bible adjures Christians to live in the world without being of the world.
(8) Her privileging of the "selfish death" may be read as a defiant challenge to Holmes's view that she should efface her "hospital and psychiatric experiences [which seem] to me very selfish." Holmes's letter accuses her of "forcing others to listen" and complains that, in her work, there is "nothing given the listeners, nothing that teaches them or helps them." He adjures her to "do something else, outside yourself." Sexton's speaker counters that she does teach something, that she offers a "lesson" (34) that is "worth learning." This is "something special" (35) and defiantly "something outside of myself."
Famous archetypes, constantly cited, were Seneca's Medea, who thus works herself up to murder her children, and Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth, who adjures the murdering ministers: 'Unsex me here!' The rhetoric of these 'rasende Weiber' (as Emil Staiger called them in a well-known essay) goes back to the Baroque, but while Baroque tragedy permits both men and women to rage, later dramatists made such anger into a female speciality.
Each time Baby Suggs adjures Sethe to "lay down [her] sword," Morrison reveals how the characters pick up a song and use it as a shield to defend and affirm their humanity.
In Julius Caesar, Brutus, for example, entreats "Romans, countrymen, and lovers" to "Believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe" and, more elaborately with equivalent substitutions, he adjures, "Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge" (3.2.14-17).